Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia
Deakin criminologist Dr Chad Whelan, Flinders criminologist Dr David Bright and Prof. Carlo Morselli (University of Montreal) have received a Criminology Research Grant, from the Australian Institute of Criminology, for this research project.
The study aims to:
examine co-offending networks across multiple crime types;
examine variations in co-offending across crime categories;
determine differences in the duration of co-offending networks across crime types;
explore cross-jurisdictional variations in co-offending networks; and
identify implications for law enforcement policy and practice.
It is the first analysis of co-offending in Australia and the first in the world to analyse co-offending networks using three levels of cross-sectional network analysis. The project will be completed over 2017-18.
Associate Professor Chad Whelan
Associate Professor David Bright (Flinders University)
Professor Carlo Morselli (University of Montreal, Canada)
This project is funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grant